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US Massacre of Syrian Soldiers Exposes Washington's Mendacity

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UN Ambassador Samantha Power

The massacre of 62 Syrian soldiers and wounding of 100 more in a US airstrike, while the Syrian Army was engaged in combat against Daesh in the Syrian city of Deir ez-Zor, leaves Washington with no hiding place when it comes to exposing its role in a conflict that has been prolonged by its objective to overthrow a legitimate government.

Compounding this atrocity were the outrageous and despicable comments of Washington's UN Ambassador, Samantha Power, in response, after making her displeasure known at being forced to attend an emergency, closed session of the UN Security Council called by Russia, leaving no doubt that in her eyes the privilege of calling such emergency sessions is the provenance of the US and US alone.

Rather than take the opportunity to apologize for this horrific "accident" and convey, on behalf of the US government, her condolences to the families of the Syrian soldiers killed in the airstrike, the United States UN Ambassador sought to deflect from this atrocity with a long diatribe against Russia, the Syrian government and its armed forces, accusing each of the aforementioned of purposely targeting civilians and civilian targets in Aleppo. It is the same transparent anti-Russia and anti-Assad propaganda that the US and its allies have dealt in throughout a conflict in which the participation of the US is a clear violation of Syrian sovereignty.

MFA Russia"@mfa_russia

: Dear @ AmbassadorPower I would advise you to visit Syria and meet people there http://

5:45 AM - 18 Sep 2016

60,000 Syrian soldiers and officers have perished in the course of this brutal war, killed defending their families, communities and country from a modern incarnation of the Khmer Rouge in the form of Daesh, Nusra, and the so-called moderate rebels, who only exist in the dreams and fantasies of US propagandists and western ideologues.

Coincidence or"?

The question all-right thinking people now demand an answer to is when did the US start flying sorties in support of Daesh? The reason this is a pertinent question to ask is that straight after this airstrike, Daesh mounted an offensive against the airbase that was in the process of being defended by the Syrian Army.

MFA Russia "@mfa_russia

4:47 AM - 18 Sep 2016

Was this just a coincidence, or is it, as many believe, evidence of a coordinated air and ground assault?

You can't blame people for being suspicious when all you need do is strip away the obfuscation to see that Washington would prefer Daesh to succeed in this conflict than the Syrian government and its armed forces.

Out of Control Juggernaut

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